For most people, apples are associated with summer, health and good mood..
This is not surprising, we know about the benefits of these fruits since childhood..
But it is not only a tasty and healthy product, apples are a real source of energy..
Therefore, everyone who cares about their health, shape and mood should pay attention to this fruit..
A little bit about the chemical composition of apples
Of course, it will be very difficult to disassemble the chemical composition of each variety, because according to some information there are more than 10,000 varieties..
In addition, the conditions in which it grew and stored have a significant influence on the composition of the fetus..
Therefore, for the analysis, we take the average indicators.
Almost 90% of the apple is apple juice..
And the apple juice itself is 95% water..
Moreover, it should be noted that these fruits grown under natural conditions contain in their composition truly clean and healthy water..
The rest of the apple, which is about 5%, includes a fairly large amount of vitamins, minerals and other useful elements..
Such a variety in a single product is not so common.
Of course, due to the insignificant amount of useful substances, essential fruit benefits, one fruit will not bring you.
But this does not mean that they should be excluded from the diet..
These fruits contain an element that plays an important role in freeing the body’s cells from free radicals – vitamin P (rutin).
In addition, the composition of apples include:
- vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, H, K;
- macronutrients (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and others);
- trace elements (iron, iodine, fluorine and others);
- amino acids (alanine, arginine, lysine);
- and, of course, nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates).
Carbohydrates in apples
As mentioned above, an apple is an excellent source of energy, because 100 grams of this fruit contains as much as 13.81 grams of carbohydrates..
This carbohydrate is the main source of energy for the human body..
Plays an important role in ensuring metabolism.
A lack of glucose in the body adversely affects a person’s health and causes fatigue, decreased performance, irritability, and sometimes nausea and even loss of consciousness..
100 grams of fruit contains approximately 2.4 grams of glucose..
Do not exaggerate the role of fructose in the fight against obesity, as it is broken down exclusively by the cells of the liver and converted into fatty acids.
However, this carbohydrate has many other beneficial properties..
It helps rapid recovery after exercise, helps to increase brain activity, has a general tonic properties.
100 grams of apples contain about 6 grams of fructose.
It is a disaccharide, a compound of glucose and fructose..
Of all carbohydrates, sucrose causes the most disturbance among supporters of various diets..
But its negative impact on a person’s weight is somewhat exaggerated..
By consuming sources of sucrose in moderation, we will not only harm the body and health, but also improve the brain’s performance, gain energy.
Also among the beneficial properties of sucrose is its ability to protect the liver from toxins..
100 grams of apples contain a little more than 2 grams of sucrose.
The carbohydrate possessing the mass of useful qualities.
Eating foods containing starch, helps to reduce the level of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in the blood, has a positive effect on the work of the stomach and duodenum, helps to neutralize the negative effects of alcohol poisoning.
In apples, the content of this healthy carbohydrate is insignificant, per 100 grams of fruit is only 0.05 grams of starch.
Dietary fiber (fiber).
Cellulose has a rather complicated structure and as a result is almost not digested by the human body..
However, one should not assume that dietary fiber does not bring any benefit..
On the contrary, they stimulate the digestive process, help the development of beneficial intestinal bacteria, cleanse the body of toxins..
100 grams of apples contain 2.4 grams of fiber.
Of course, depending on the variety, these values may vary..
For example, note that red apples, which are usually sweeter in taste, contain more carbohydrates than green apples..
The carbohydrate content in different varieties of apples:
- green apple contains 8.8 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams of fruit;
- Semerenko – a little more than 9 grams of carbohydrates for the same amount of fruit;
- red apple – almost 10.1 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams of fruit;
- Golden – 10.7 grams / 100 grams of apple.
Nevertheless, in spite of a sufficiently large amount of carbohydrates in apples, one should not expect that one fruit will be enough to replenish your energy supply..
The effect of eating an apple lasts no more than an hour.
And as a pleasant bonus to the replenishment of energy reserves, this technique will make your diet more balanced and beneficial to health..
In this video, you will learn about the benefits of this wonderful fruit..